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Apr 27, 2009

You're the Key!

ETA: I completely spaced and didn't tell you all the BIG news in the Kitchen today . . . we've added 3 fabulous stampers to the KSS Crew:

Connie McCotter at McStamipin Dusk 'til Dawn

Makiko Jones at Makink Studio

Lisa Somerville at Splendiferous Creations

You need to go check them out - it's always wonderful to add fresh talent and they sure are talented!! Welcome ladies! :) On a sad note, this is the last KSS Monday for Nicole as she will be a very busy lady getting her PhD! Best wishes Nicole - dont be a stranger!

Happy Monday - Kitchen Sink Stamps Monday to be specific! We had such a gorgeous, warm, sunny weekend here in Maine - beautiful!

I just got a brand-new-to-me KSS set, 3 Step Adornments and had to sit down and give it a try yesterday. What a fun set! These images are a little vintage-y and so beautiful! I found a tutorial for a 3x3 Notecard Box on SCS and thought it would pair nicely with this set. The patterned papers are all from Webster's Pages. This is a shot of the box from the top - as you can see I used the small lock image popping it up a bit so that I could tie a ribbon through it. The sentiment is pieced from Ready 4 Any Holiday and Mix It Up - Monograms & Alphabets.

The cards inside the box were quick and easy but with the pretty images in the 3 Step Adornment set they finish off the set nicely!

This set would make such a nice little gift for someone or save it and give the cards to your spouse - tuck them in his lunch for a nice surprise - although my dh doesn't even take a lunch so there goes that! :)

Please be sure to visit the other Kitchen Sink Stamps Crew members - I'm sure you'll get lots of inspiration today! :)

Maria, Lynn, Nicole, Tammy, Lori, Angela, Dee

Have a great day everyone!

Cardstock: Sweet Blush, Ripe Avocado, White (Papertrey Ink), Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages, Stamps: 3 Step Adornment, Ready 4 Any Holiday, Mix It Up Monograms & Alphabets (Kitchen Sink Stamps), Ink: Platinum Planet, Starlit Black (Brilliance), Desert Sand (Memento), Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Cameo Coral (SU!), Accessories: Dew Drops (Poinsettia), Nestabilities, Ribbon (SU!- retired), Dimensionals


  1. Love the box, love the cards!!!

  2. What a delightful little box, Julie! Perfect for your fabulous adornment cards!! Awesome colors and wonderful layout with the Nestabilities Labels!

  3. What a fabulous way to use this set Julie. I always struggle with vinatge-y but you made it look so elegant. Wowza! Super Cute!!

  4. What a fun set of cards, Julie! I don't have this set yet...hmmmmmm...I think it is needed! :)

  5. So beautiful, Julie!! I love how you decorated the gift box and matching note cards!! Fabulous gift idea!

  6. Gorgeous box gift set Julie - I love it!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  7. Fabulous gift set, Julie!
    Gorgeous colors!!!!! Gorgeous papers!!!!! ... just Gorgeous!!!!! :D

  8. Thanks so much, Julie! And your box and cards are just beautiful, what a perfect gift ensemble.

  9. Beautiful, Julie! The vintage images are a perfect match for the papers you used.


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